I love the green building going on around Seattle – I actually am working on my ECO Broker designation and love looking around at all of the different variations of “building green” going on in houses, townhomes, and condos. Most of the builders who claim to be green builders are completely legitimate with well thought […]

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I I haven’t always been one of those Realtors who is hot on new construction. The plain truth is that in a stronger Seattle real estate market new construction wasn’t always the best deal. In fact, Seattle buyers who insisted on new construction usually paid a premium for it. There simply was not much in […]

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Yes, we are in a buyer’s market in Seattle – that is obvious as the inventory has increased and the buyer pool is smaller. In addition, short sales and foreclosures have increased so much so that the NWMLS has had to come out with new rules for short sales. Buyers who are well qualified are […]

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Short sales are popping up more and more across the Seattle area. Buyers need to be aware of whether not a potential property is a short sale because the offer process is quite different. Here is the NWMLS definition of a short sale: “A “Short Sale” is a sale that does not produce sufficient funds […]

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Thinking about relocating to Seattle and wondering about crime rates? Looking for information about what is a safe neighborhood? Seattle is full of wonderful neighborhoods and has amazing architecture on top of it, but make sure to check out the crime rates! Moving in Seattle should be fun, but at the same time you want […]

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Seattle real estate has softened, but we certainly are not “in the tank” as I read another broker put it. Instead, the 2008 market is very different, and those who are used to the easy flow of the past few years need to step up to a different ball field. This includes all parties to […]

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Seattle, down payments are back! This is how our parents and grandparents bought a house, and now having a down payment is a must when it comes to qualifying for a good loan! But where to find the money? Well, the first thing you should do is talk to a good Seattle lender – find […]

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I absolutely love Seattle real estate – moving to Seattle is one of the best choices a buyer can make! Although the Seattle real estate market has softened up a bit, the Puget Sound in general has so much going for it to make it an obvious choice for relocation. Different ways to purchase real […]

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Seattle real estate has gotten trickier in recent months and I honestly believe that most traditional buyers need to work with a full service REALTOR.  But if you are going to go with a company like Redfin who provides a different business model in return for lower fees in the form of a rebate, please plan on […]

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